The Crooked Forest, Gryfino, Poland. This grove of 400 pine trees was planted circa 1930, when its location was still within the German province of Pomerania. It is believed that a tool or technique was used to deliberately make all the trees bend in the same direction (north), but the method & motive are unknown. One theory is that tanks rolled over the young trees in WW!! snapping their trunks but not killing them. The mystery is part of the attraction
Erik Nording's Great Dane line is an interesting series. In finish, it ranges from Nording's signature pine cone-like rustication to a smooth, glossy polish. The shapes, while all Freehands, differ considerably as well. The unifying factor then? Well, it appears to be the domed, smooth-polished, cap-style rim that each briar bears. - Andrew Wike
✤ Landscaping Ideas for Privacy #8 – Fanciful Fence Dress up a privacy barrier with accents. In a mostly hardscape section of the garden, mixing materials heightens visual interest. Here, pavers combine with river rocks and shredded wood for a distinctive edge. Garden ornaments, including an imaginative birdhouse planter and a series of bright purple paintings, adorn the fence.
The Legend of Pussy Willows// A Polish legend tells the tale Of tiny kittens, oh, so frail. Along the river's edge they chased.With butterflies, they played and raced. They came too close to the river's side And, thus, fell in. Their mother cried. What could she do but weep and moan? Her babies' fate were yet unknown. The willows, by the river, knew Just what it was that they must do ... #pussywillow #cats #kittens #poem #poetry #legend